Our next wedding day was the wedding of Kim and Maarten which all took place at Ravenwood Hall. This was one of those days where from the off we’d been hoping for a nice day as they really wanted to have their ceremony outside and thankfully, we were lucky and the weather was good. This is the first time we’ve done an outdoor ceremony at Ravenwood Hall and it was nice to have this setting for the photos. As usual my day started with Kim getting ready, when I arrived I was greeted by Kim and her dad (who were the only ones there) at her parents house. This is the first time ever that I’ve seen a bride get herself ready by choice (the bridesmaids went straight to the ceremony) and it was so calm it was hard to know what to take photos of at this stage (usually I arrive to chaos with lots of people rushing around doing things). This was a very chilled start to a very relaxed day. David started with the boys getting ready at Ravenwood and he said his part was just as relaxed. One really nice highlight to this day was two little boys who were chief ushers and had name badges and clipboards telling the guests where to sit … so cute and well behaved.
Kim and Maarten wanted as few groups as possible with the majority of their day being captured just as it happened so everything would stay lovely and relaxed. In the drinks reception they had a caricaturist who was brilliant at capturing the guests. They also had a country singer playing. We then went in to the Pavilion for speeches before the meal. Kim’s dad works at a brewery and he had commissioned a special wedding ale for them to give to their wedding guests as favours. Her brother had also made alcoholic and non-alcoholic elderflower wine for the guests …. what a merry family affair.
This day had people come to it from all over the world, it was clear to see how much everyone loves Kim and Maarten and wishes them well and it’s easy to see why as they’re a lovely couple.
Here’s a small selection from their day to have a look at